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Montevideo, March 24th 2023 - 18:23 UTC


  • Saturday, March 4th 2023 - 07:47 UTC

    Argentine Customs create Uruguay River task force to tackle cocaine trafficking

    Cocaine shipments seek the port of Montevideo en route to Europe and Africa

    Argentina's Customs General Directorate created a department within its structure to monitor drug trafficking through the Uruguay River, it was announced Friday. The new task force will increase controls on regional transshipments where various containers featuring cocaine have been detected recently.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    “We have earned international recognition,” Lacalle tells MPs

    Uruguay has “the lowest country risk in all South America,” Lacalle underlined when opening the new Legislature

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Thursday told his country's Legal Assembly that the economy was showing signs of recovery and that “we have earned international recognition, thanks to the performance of our finances.” The head of state made those remarks while launching the new Legislature in Montevideo, which also marked the beginning of his fourth year at the helm of Torre Ejecutiva.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 08:53 UTC

    Uruguayan February exports 8% less than same month last year

    China remained Uruguay’s second most-prolific buyer but for lesser amounts

    Uruguay's exports, including those shipped out of duty-free zones, totaled US$ 939 million in February of 2023, which represented an 8% decrease. The main reason for this setback was reported to be a drop in sales of beef and by-products, rice, wood, and wooden by-products.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2023 - 08:44 UTC

    Uruguayan president's approval slides after 3 years in office

    The Astesiano case was crucial in Lacalle's vanishing popularity

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou was shown to have a 43% approval three years into his term, according to a survey by pollsters Usina de Percepción Ciudadana published Tuesday in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 06:00 UTC

    PepsiCo announces energizing beverage in Uruguay

    PepsiCo purchased Rockstar's licenses for € 3.4 billion

    Uruguay became this week the second Latin American country where Rockstar has been launched since the brand purchased its licenses in March 2020. The energy drink with added caffeine and vitamins B3, B5, and B6, which also contains ginseng and guarana, is to reposition the soft-drink giant in the so-called functional beverages segment together with its local bottling partner, Fábricas Nacionales de Cerveza.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Uruguay demands foreign tourists have medical insurance

    Previous Covid-19 requisites have been lifted

    Effective this month, a decree signed by Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou on Feb.16 requires all foreign travelers entering the country to have medical insurance, regardless of whether they arrive by land, sea, or air. The same measure, which has also been approved by the Council of Ministers, also lifts all previous Covid-19 requisites.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Pfizer appoints new country manager for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay

    Ruiz Villamil joined Novartis in mid-2018 and became CEO in June 2021

    Doctor Agustina Ruiz Villamil has been appointed as Pfizer's new Chief Executive Officer for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay to replace Nicolá Vaquer, who was the laboratory's chief during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing negotiations for the purchase of vaccines.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:40 UTC

    Uruguay importing over 50% of its electricity

    Importing electricity from neighboring countries is cheaper than producing it at diesel-powered plants

    A report released Tuesday by Uruguay's Electricity Market Administration (ADME) showed that energy imported from Argentina and Brazil made up over 50% of the South American country's supply.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 08:00 UTC

    Former Argentine FM lashes out at Uruguayan President over Falklands trip

    The Uruguayan lawmakers also betrayed the legacy of Artigas, Solá claimed on Twitter

    Former Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Solá said Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou's “main objective” was “to show his contempt for Argentina” after a group of lawmakers visited the Falkland Islands together with the United Kingdom's Ambassador to Montevideo Faye O'Connor.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    US Coast Guard unit arrives in Uruguay

    It is the Stone's second visit to Uruguay in as many years

    US Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Stone arrived Sunday in Uruguay as part of her South Atlantic tour to reduce illicit maritime activity and conduct joint exercises with Uruguay's Navy. The vessel's deployment seeks to develop partnerships and increase US interoperability with South American nations to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.